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white dwarf planet

Astronomers just found a first-of-its-kind planet

September 17th, 2020

Researchers have spotted a planet orbiting a white dwarf star just 80 light-years from Earth. White dwarf stars don’t typically have planets orbiting them due to the nature of how stars live and die. The planet in this case is many times the size of the star itself, making the pair an even odder couple. …